Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) in Newcastle
CAT Therapy Newcastle
At the core of CAT therapy Newcastle lies the principle that our early life experiences shape our patterns in our relationships with both ourselves and others. CAT therapy is a structured and collaborative form of therapy that seeks to examine and help you change unhealthy patterns of relating to yourself and other people.
Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) is a form of talking therapy that focuses on how our thinking patterns can cause problems with how we relate to ourselves and others.
By combining cognitive and psychodynamic approaches to therapy, your CAT therapist will help you to uncover how your life experiences (including early experiences) are impacting your patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours (particularly in how you relate to yourself and others) today, through our CAT Therapy in Newcastle.
CAT Therapy can be helpful in treating several issues ranging from low self-esteem to relationship issues, personality difficulties, self-harm, and mood swings such as feeling angry to feeling victimised to name but a few.
What Problems Can CAT Therapists in Newcastle Help With?
Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) is an integrative form of therapy that fuses the proven techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with more psychoanalytical and psychodynamic approaches to create an effective therapy.
CAT Therapy can be used to treat problems such as:
- Personality difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Eating disorders
- Overcoming childhood trauma (eg. Bullying)
- Relationship issues (such as choosing bad partners)
- Attachment difficulties
- Understanding other repeated patterns of unhelpful behaviour
The tools you learn through CAT therapy can help you build a healthier way of relating so that you can develop a better relationship with yourself and others, and make better decisions in difficult situations.
CAT In Newcastle - How Does It Work?
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) sessions often involve developing a detailed understanding of your problem and developing a detailed “CAT map” that highlights the patterns and loops that you might be getting stuck in that is causing your current problems.
Some of the patterns that your Cognitive Analytic Therapist could identify might relate back to experiences that have shaped your behaviour or way of thinking, and therefore can help you recognise and connect your patterns of current behaviour and feelings to your childhood experiences and help you develop strategies for change.
CAT therapy might include exercises to complete outside of sessions that can help identify further patterns, test new approaches or engage in different behaviours or patterns of thinking. These might include completing diaries, questionnaires, or experimenting with change techniques to see what happens when you “exit” your usual patterns of behaviour.
Once you and your therapist feel happy with your progress, your therapist will summarise your therapy into a compassionate “goodbye letter” that contains an overview of the discoveries you have made, any new techniques or insights that seem to help, and a plan for the future.
Many clients often find the compassionate letter a compassionate and helpful end to an effective therapy.
CAT Therapy at Newcastle Psychologist and Counselling
By looking at patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours with CAT Therapy, whether face to face or online CAT therapy, you are getting to the root cause of any issues that you might be experiencing and can make lasting change that benefits yourself and others.
If you want to relate to yourself and others in a more positive way, or explore difficulties from the past that still cause you problems, Cognitive Analytical Therapy might be right for you.
Sessions can be online or face-to-face at our psychology clinic in Newcastle.
Contact us today by using the message box below or call 07966645198 to speak to one of our CAT Therapists in Newcastle today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling
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